Liver and Daily Toxins
Fact or Fiction
: The liver is able to remove most of the toxins we ingest today.
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Stretching for Vitality
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My Journey To Wellness
I finally think that there is some truth to the "naysayer" belief that the world is going through a highly energetic period, almost an “attack.” I think that we are being challenged in ways that test our faith and trust.
My year began with some irritating business lessons and then my Dad was diagnosed with colon cancer. After nursing him back to health I returned to the US to learn that my mother was not doing well. Somehow missing his constant attention sent her into a downward spiral that only those who chose to move onto to the other side can explain. She died the day after their 60th wedding anniversary, May 13th. after rallying to celebrate her 91st birthday.
Having fully expected for years to feel sadness and loss I had no idea the depth to which I would be derailed.
Is it simply that losing the person from which you came leaves an indelible hole? Or maybe that the finality of never being able to touch her soft skin, kiss her darling cheek or call to ask advice is only felt when it actually happens.
I thought I had been preparing for it for years- every time I went home and left I wondered whether it would be the last. After all, 91 is quite a life! Never the less, the hole she has left behind is waiting to be filled, and I hope that the people that enter my life and my path are just as wonderful as my mother has always been. I am a firm believer that god and the universe never give a person more than they can handle on any given day, but these last few have certainly been testing my capacity.
Oddly, as if all of this weren’t enough, I also lost my wallet, and had a fall that hurt my wrist but, my faith has reemerged and the smile you saw the other day on QVC was genuine, as I was truly thrilled to offer a great machine with free shipping. I’ve learned, at the very least, that helping people is real and the result of learning about what is truly important- to focus on my path of helping, and there-by living a more whole and healthy life myself!
Tomorrow my Dad is coming for a month and I am excited to take the time out of my life necessary to enjoy his presence fully. Small pleasures; breakfast on the deck, a walk in the sunshine, table tennis, a small bike ride or a game of cards will become especially cherished.
Take time for yourself, smell the roses, be compassionate and kind to everyone that you meet, no matter the amount they test your patience, and be sure to let those you love know how you feel before it is too late.
Here’s to a lighter, longer life